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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Me & Breast Cancer

I am participating in the CIBC Run For A Cure again this year.  My sisters and I have had our team Sue's Crew in the Run for over 15 years.  Please sponsor me.  Funds go towards research to find a cure.

Breast cancer did not only take my Mom but also
-it was always the elephant in the room for 11 years.  I was in Gr 8 when she was diagnosed and when she lost her battle I had been graduated from university for 3 years
-took a Christmas spent together away.  Mom had her first surgery over the holiday.
-took a family trip to Florida away
-I turned a job down because it would have taken me away from home
-it gave me trips to the Dr's so I can go for yearly mammograms which I have been doing since I was 35
-took my children's Baba from them
-gave us years of stress and worry and lots of tears

But this doesn't even compare to the moment a woman hears that she has been diagnosed.  I can only imagine the feeling of devastation and despair.

With the funds raised from the run you can help eliminate this moment for millions of women.

If you wish to sponsor me please go to www.CIBCrunforthecure.com.  My page is under Robyn Smith.
I thank you for your donation.